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What is Compost?
Simply put, compost is actually what you get when organic material decomposes properly. These organic materials include leaves, animal products, and food scraps. Compost is a nutrient-rich, dirt-like material that many use to enrich soil and nourish growth. In nature, this process takes time to happen. But the ideal environment can speed up the process. The addition of carbon and nitrogen to organic material, combined with lots of air and water, creates a nutrient rich substance that can be used as a natural fertilizer helping to sustain future growth.
Here are some of the most common uses for compost.
- Backfill, which is used during the planting of trees, shrubs, and perennials.
- Compost is the perfect material for establishing planting beds and lawns.
- It can also serve well as a mulch for landscape gardens and plantings.
- Use compost as a side dressing for vegetables.
- For erosion control.
Let's take a look at some general information about compost to help better understand its uses and applications.
Composting options have a new, modern appeal. Small businesses, corporations, homes and communities alike have worked together to create regular composting systems. You will see composting bins in a lot of places now thanks to the efforts of environmentalists and their awareness campaigns.
Compost and Farming
As a gardening technique, composting has been around for centuries. Adding decomposing organic matter to the soil is the most natural way to replenish nutrients and fertilize the topsoil. It typically takes years for topsoil to naturally replenish itself. Due to this, gardeners and farmers have used compost to assist the replenishment process that helps the soil produce crops every year.
Home Composting Systems
A home composting system only requires a small bin or container in the kitchen area where food scraps are collected. It is a good idea to break down the food scraps as much as possible by shredding or chopping them before dumping them into your composting container.
To help speed up the decomposition process, simply add a thin layer of soil and a small amount of water to the mixture periodically. It is important not to add too much water at once, because compost materials do not have the ability to absorb much water at one time. This makes it essential to slowly add water over a period of several weeks. If you do not, the whole composting mixture may likely turn into a gross, stinky mush. The process of decomposition does produce its own liquids, so it does not take much water to keep the bin moist, but not too watery. If the mixture starts becoming too soggy, then you can add more scraps and soil which will balance it out.
Compost and Earthworms
Compost uses a process known as cation exchange capacity, which improved the structure of the soil and helps it to better hold nutrients. Compost also promotes the presence of earthworms, which can significantly improve the quality of the soil. Earthworms enrich the soil by digesting and processing the decomposing organic matter and then produces nutrient-rich castings. They also help with the aeration of the soil by burrowing through it.
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Compost delivery is one of the many construction and crushed stone materials we supply to customers throughout the greater New York City area. Atlas Roll-Off provides our quick and efficient delivery services to residents on Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, and Brooklyn. If you are unsure about how much compost you need, our staff of experts will guide you to the right decision. Get a quote today.
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